Category Archives: WILQ Local News

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 11, 2021

MARIJUANA ARREST ON BU CAMPUS A Bloomsburg University Police Officer said he waited unnoticed and watched a man in the backseat of his vehicle weigh what appeared to be marijuana. Hamid Kaba of Collingdale, was inside his vehicle with a dome light on when officers observed him inside a parking garage on campus. The Officer positioned…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS, SEPTEMBER 10, 2021

A MASKING LOOPHOLE FOUND An apparent loophole in Pennsylvania’s mask mandate for schools is making it easier for some students to go to class without having to cover their faces. The state health secretary’s order requiring masks includes an exemption for students who claim it would cause or worsen a medical condition. But there’s no…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING, LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 9, 2021

MASKS ON THE FOREFRONT AT WILLIAMSPORT AREA SCHOOL BOARD MEETING The Williamsport Area School Board Tuesday held a crowd of upwards of 60 anxious parents and community members. Moments before the school board meeting, district officials were attempting to convince community members to wear their masks, as required by the mask order issued by the…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 6, 2021

PRESCRIPTION PILLS SOLD TO POLICE C.I. A Williamsport man allegedly sold prescription pills to a confidential informant. According to Pine Creek Township Police, Charles Woodrow James of Williamsport sold various pills to the CI on three separate occasions between May 26 and June 15.James was charged with multiple felonies and released on $30,000 unsecured bail.…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS, SEPTEMBER 3, 2021

COAL TOWNSHIP BOARD TO APPEAL JUDGE’S DECISION The Coal Township Board of Commissioners voted Thursday to appeal a county judge’s decision that forces the township to pay back more than $267,000 in disputed prison permit fees to Northumberland County. As reported by the Daily Item, the township has argued that the county’s lawsuit was premature,…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 2, 2021

WILLIAMSPORT MUNICIPAL WATER AND SANITARY AUTHORITY LOOKING TO SELL WATER With excess water in reservoirs and watersheds, the Williamsport Municipal Water and Sanitary Authority  is looking to sell it to industries who are in the area or are looking to relocate to the city or service area in Lycoming County. According to Michael Miller, authority…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS, AUGUST 18, 2021

HOUSE MAJORITY POLICY COMMITTEE HEARING  It was a House Majority Policy Committee hearing in Williamsport yesterday, where business leaders gathered to consider the complications of  not enough people willing to fill the available jobs in the workforce. Dave Lanzer, site director, West Pharmaceuticals, noted the struggle to recruit new workers and considered generous unemployment benefits…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS AUGUST 13, 2021

RAPE CHARGES FOR NEW COLUMBIA MAN Felony rape, and sexual assault charges sends a Union County man to jail. State Police in Milton were called to Evangelical Community Hospital the afternoon of Aug. 8 to speak with a victim for a reported rape that occurred in White Deer Township, according to northcentralpa.com.  Monday Ky A.…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS AUGUST 12, 2021

CRITICAL RACE THEORY MOTION ENDS AT 1 It was Montoursville Area School Board member Ron Snell who introduced the motion to ban teaching of Critical Race Theory in the district. The vote never received a second motion. Those in attendance of the meeting, shared emotionally charged reasons both for and against the instruction known as…more »

BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS AUGUST 11, 2021

UPDATE ON DRIVER’S CONDITION It was a motorcycle accident that sent an Orangeville to the hospital. On Aug 2 around 7:10 p.m. Pete Rose of suffered serious injuries when his motorcycle collided with a truck driven by Matthew Neidig of Hughesville on Rte 442  and Neufer Hollow Rd in Muncy Creek Township. According to a…more »

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